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Hi all! This is probably a wierd one but after 8 months of not letting us put him in his cot until he was completely asleep our ds is now happy to lie there singing and kicking his legs, even for an hour (day and night sleep)! Most times we have to go back in and hold him for a minute or so until he's 90% asleep and sometimes he'll fall asleep himself.
How long should we leave him before going in? I feel like he'll be there for 2 hours if it was up to him! He's tired and it's time for his sleep but he just seems very content to be in his cot. Strange problem for us after so long with sleep issues!
My DS1 used to be like this...It would depend on the night as to what we would do. If we wanted him to go to sleep early we'd get him back up, sit up for another 5 minutes and put him down again, 9 times out of 10 he would go straight to sleep. If you feel he needs the extra sleep I would just keep settling him, if you think he is sleeping enough with taking a long time to settle then leave him. Some people just take a lot longer to go to sleep, even into adult hood.
That is a bit cute!
I've heard as an adult if you're having trouble falling asleep you shouldn't lie awake in bed as if can make it harder to sleep overall.
Probably translates to babies? I would probably give him 15 minutes, then get him up for 10 (maybe rock him to make him sleepy) then start again
Also does he have a mobile? The mobile above DS' cot has been known to send him to sleep on a few occasions when he has been very hyper at 5am. We have a lamaze one that plays music and has star and moons that light up.
i agree with MH if hes happy id leave him for a bit, and a mobile could help!
Thanks for that everyone. I think we will try 15mins then rocking/settling and then back in cot... Might also try getting him up for 10mins (outside his bedroom) if that doesn't work. I think MH's idea about not lying in bed too long makes sense. I've wondered if ds is just 're-booting' rather than settling to sleep!
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